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Husky bernese mountn dog

Husky bernese mountn dog

Husky bernese mountn dog

The husky bernese mountn dog or bernese mountn dog (Canis lupus bernensis) is a breed of dog native to the Alps and Pyrenees. It is a working and hunting dog, known for its agility and ability to handle a variety of terrn. They are often used to hunt bears, although the breed is also a versatile and useful companion dog. In Germany, the breed was formerly known as the husky bergwanderer, but this name is no longer used by breeders.

Appearance

The husky bernese mountn dog is similar in appearance to the Newfoundland and other large "water dogs", with a short and muscular body and thick fur. It is one of the smallest of the four true "German" breeds: the others are the chow chow, boxer and Rottweiler. However, the husky bernese mountn dog weighs in at and stands at the withers. This is about the same size as an adult English Mastiff, and slightly smaller than a Pekinese. It has a muscular head, with broad, arched and rounded skull, its eyes are large, oval, and have a wide iris and a black pupil, its ears are erect. The coat is short and thick and consists of a double layer of underfur and outer coat, which is longer than the underfur. The breed is considered to be one of the most graceful of the German Shepherd-type dogs.

The breed's colour is often referred to as white with black markings and the head has a black mask, however, some grey or brown colours can occur in the face and ears. All colours of the breed are acceptable. The coat is short, dense and silky and sheds moderately.

The husky bernese mountn dog's temperament is described as calm and patient. It is alert, bold, gentle and protective of its master. In the UK the average lifespan is estimated to be 15 years.

History

The husky bernese mountn dog was originally developed in the Alps as a herding dog. However, there are reports of these dogs being used as hunting dogs, both by the monks of Monte Cassino Abbey, in Italy, as well as by the Austrian nobility. The monks of the Abbey of Monte Cassino bred dogs for hunting bears. There are reports of these dogs being used by the Monks of Monte Cassino between the 11th and 17th centuries. However, there were also other uses for the dogs. It was noted that the monks of Monte Cassino kept at least one of the dogs for purposes of protection as well as for hunting bears.

The dogs were later brought to other areas, such as South America, where they were bred with local dogs. In Germany, this process led to the development of two new breeds, the German Shepherd and the Dobermann.

In Germany, the breed was originally named the "berne schweizer husky", meaning Swiss husky, referring to the Swiss origin of the breed. However, the German breeders wanted to distinguish their dog from the Swiss and other similar breeds and chose to name their dog the "bewehrter husky". It was later shortened to the "husky bernese". In addition, the term "bern" is derived from the Latin for bear and is therefore an appropriate name for the breed.

Breed standards

The standard for the husky bernese mountn dog in Germany is the "Hausregeln für die Husky Berner Oberlander", which was published in 1989.

It describes the breed's temperament as "gentle and well-mannered, alert, courageous, courageous, intelligent, obedient, active and alert, patient and cheerful".

The breed standard describes the dog's temperament as gentle and well-mannered, alert, courageous, courageous, intelligent, obedient, active and alert, patient and cheerful. The standard also states that the coat is short, dense and silky and sheds moderately. It is noted that the "black mask" should be present, as well as the white markings on the head and white colour on the feet. The eyes should be dark, the ears erect, and the muzzle long and powerful. The ears should be black, as well as the lips and eyes.

The "Hausregeln für die Husky Berner Oberlander" describes the head and muzzle as being powerful and muscular, with a strong and wide skull, which is not flat on the top, as is often the case in "water dogs". It is noted that the head and muzzle should not be too long or too heavy, as this is not ideal for a hunting dog. The ears should be of medium length, hanging close to the head, and should not be long or too wide, so that they do not become too hot and can be used for hearing. The nose should be black and not covered by hr, as this is essential for a dog that hunts and sniffs. The eyes should be dark and the pupils large. The ears should be set slightly forward on the head, but not so far forward that they interfere with the ability of the dog to see. The mouth and lips should also be black, as black skin on the muzzle and mouth reduces the dog's ability to smell. The chest should be deep and wide. The chest should be slightly arched and have a deep belly. The tl should be long and muscular and carried in a natural position and should not be curled. The hind legs should be long and strght, and the gt should be lively and active.

The coat should be short and dense and shed moderately. It is described as being silky, and the undercoat as consisting of two layers.

Temperament

The husky bernese mountn dog is described as calm and patient, being protective of its master and devoted to its family. It is not aggressive and is generally friendly to strangers. The breed standard states that the husky bernese mountn dog has a "firm and friendly nature towards man and animals."

The temperament of the breed is described as gentle and well-mannered, alert


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